Daily News updates (4) – Sept 12 – 18

Daily News updates (4) – Sept 12 – 18

Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  . . No new cases reported in at least a week Screenshot above shows known COVID cases still classified as “active” as of Sept 17, 2020 - taken from BC Centre for Disease control Links of Interest (article) No new cases for at least a week COVID articles on Cortes Currents COVID update for September 16, 2020 Daily news for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 Links of interest (article) COVID update for September 16, 2020COVID articles on Cortes Currents COVID impacted Campbell River on three levels Daily news for Monday Sept 14, 2020 Links of interest (article) COVID impacted Campbell River on three levelsarticles on, or referring to, Campbell River on Cortes Currents COVID’s impact on local tourism Covid’s impact on local tourism - part of the Sept 12 broadcast Links of interest on Cortes Currents: (article) COVID’s impact on local tourism posts on or about Tourism posts on or about Cortes Natural Food Coopposts on or about Gorge Harbour Marinaposts on or about Hollyhock Cermaq Canada’s response to study of Global Warming impacts on salmon farming Cermaq’s response to a UBC study of Global Warming impacts - part of the Sep 12 broadcast Links of interest on Cortes Currents: (article) Cermaq Canada responds to about Climate Change threat to salmon farmsSalmon FarmsCermaq CanadaClimate Change COVID cases in North Vancouver Island COVID cases in North Vancouver island - part of the Sept 12 broadcast Links of interest (article) COVID in our...
Help create a Cortes resilient to wildfire and other hazards

Help create a Cortes resilient to wildfire and other hazards

Welcome to the first of a special series of Folk U Radio done in partnership with Cortes Currents that takes the Folk University model of slow learning, local knowledge sharing, and neighbours sharing with neighbours and combines it with Cortes Currents commitment to covering the news most relevant to our communities at this time. This show is brought to you by the Local Journalism Initiative. – the program funded by Heritage Canada and administered through the Community Radio Fund of Canada . As smoke fills the air and people told to close the windows after being told to open them to air out viral loads during the pandemic, the question forefront on many minds is “Are we prepared for what’s coming?” On this special two hour live show, first aired on 9/11, a day associated with disaster across North America, Donna MacPherson from BC Coastal Fire Centre and Shaun Koopman from the Strathcona Regional District discuss how Cortes and Quadra are uniquely prepared, or not, for wildfires and other emergencies that may call for evacuation and which ones we will need to shelter through in-place.  Fire is natural on the forests of the coast. Indeed, most of the forests in this area are healthiest if they burn every ten to 20 years. When fires aren’t allowed to burn naturally, the risk is that these forests become more dangerous and susceptible to out-of-control wildfires that can burn much hotter and spread uncontrollably. The BC Wildfire Service, which is divided into six areas, is taxed “with managing wildfires through a combination of wildfire prevention, mitigation and suppression strategies” and there efforts are focused on Crown and private lands outside of organised areas such as municipalities or regional...
Daily News updates (4) – Sept 12 – 18

Daily News updates (3) – Sep 5 to 11, 2020

Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  .. . COVID cases in North Vancouver Island, as of Sept 10th Friday , Sept 11, 2020 - COVID cases in North Vancouver Island Links of interest Written report on the Cortes Currents website12 cases YTD in the Greater Campbell River, as of July 31, 2020 Increasing James Creek’s salmon spawning potential Wed Sept 9, 2020 - Increasing James Creek’s salmon spawning potential Links of interest Cortes Island StreamkeepersSalmon spawning groundsFOCISean Wong & the Basil Creek culvert restoration COVID in our area Monday, Sept 7, 2020 - COVID in our area Links of interest COVID in our areaarticles about the COVID pandemic on Cortes Currents Explore Next Door Sat, September 5, 2020 - Explore Next Door Associated links on Cortes Currents Explore Next Door (written article & 17 minute YouTube video) TourismCampbell RiverCortes IslandQuadra Island Click here to access other Daily News pages Top photo credit: Newspaper textures by Elena via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Summer Job during the pandemic

Summer Job during the pandemic

The following radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Natalia Nybida is a Vancouver Island university student, going into her second year. This is her summer job experience during the pandemic. . . After the loggers left - submitted photo Cortes Currents: Odete Auger interviews Natalia Auger Nybida about her summer job during the pandemic Home on Cortes Q: You grew up on Cortes, describe your Island home  Natalia:…my home is kind of in the direct center of the Island. So it’s surrounded by trees and it’s nice and quiet, but if you want to go to any of  the stores or anything, it’s like a 20 minute car ride or walking for three hours. So it’s definitely different from the kind of life that most people live nowadays.  Q: Last summer, you came home from school boarding out and had a summer job. Tell me why that’s important for university students.  Natalia: I was living in Ucluelet for high school for the last two years, actually. And it was actually quite a lot like where I grew up because it was quiet. It was a really small town. There’s probably a thousand people… So it was, it was like a sleepy last year. And,  I finished a couple months earlier than I expected. So I came back to Cortes and there wasn’t work right away because it’s pretty seasonal over here. So I was just hanging out with my family for a month. And then I started working at a kitchen, at Hollyhock, which is a...
Daily News updates (4) – Sept 12 – 18

Daily News Updates (2) – Aug 29 – Sep 4, 2020

Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  . Daily updates - Wed, Sep 2, 2020 Whaletown’s Black Bear Links of interest Sep 2, 2020 – Max Thaysen/Cortes Currents - Whaletown’s Black BearAug 26, 2020 - Sabina Leader Mense/ Tideline - UPDATE on Black Bear Activity in the Whaletown AreaAug 23, 2020 - Sabina Leader Mense/ Tideline - Black Bear Activity in WhaletownJuly 18, 2020 - Manda Aufochs Gillespie/Cortes Currents - Coexisting with Bears on Cortes IslandMay 10, 2020 - Sabina Leader Mense/ Tideline - Guess What Folks… Cortes Island IS Black Bear CountryOctober 2016 - Roy L Hales/ The ECOreport (now Cortes Currents) - Where are Germany’s Bears, Wolves and Eagles? Daily Updates - Wed Sep 2, 2020 Shaena Lambert launches Petra at Marnie’s Books Manda Aufoch Gillespie’s visit to Marnie’s Books (and interview with Shaena Lambert) on Folk U FridayRochelle Baker’s article about Marnie’s bookstore – “Small Book store with Big Draw on Cortes Island”Shaena Lambert’s website Daily News updates (2) - Tuesday Sept 1, 2020 Back To School for Cortes Island Students Suggested Links on Cortes Currents Cortes Island SchoolPrincipal Brent WilkenSchool District 72 Monday, Aug 31, 2020 Suggested Links on Cortes Currents: Articles about SRD DeliversArticles about Read IslandArticles about the Surge Narrows Community Association Daily News updates (2) - Saturday Aug 29, 2020 UBC Study suggests Industry would benefit from complete closure of some fisheries Suggested links on Cortes Currents:  Study Suggests closing fisheries for long term economic gainInterview with the late Joe Jordan about four decades of gillnetting...
What Matters Most? – An Exhibition

What Matters Most? – An Exhibition

This radio broadcast was funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  The Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery will only have one show this year. While they cancelled their summer season because of COVID, the artists group has been mulling over some ideas for almost a year now. On September 10th, 2020, they bring the discussion to the public in a show called “What matters most?” 2019 image - courtesy Old Schoolhouse Art Gallery Cortes Currents: Roy L Hales interviews Kristen Schofield-Sweet and Oriane Lee Johnston about the upcoming member’s show “What Matters Most” at the Old Schoolhouse Gallery Sept 10 -20, 2020. A Time of Pause “I think the community, the province and the planet is in a time of pause right now,” said Kristen Schofield Sweet, one of the gallery’s directors. “We had a spectacular season last year. The gallery has grown from an artist’s collective creatively run space, which Oriane Lee [Johnston] called ‘creative chaos’ … No one was in charge … People showed what they wanted, when they wanted … Over the last twenty years, the gallery has become more professional in that larger context: in terms of exhibitions, a selection committee, a set of procedures and protocols.” She added, “In a way, this show is a return to a community based ‘just for us’ kind of exhibition.  The whole COVID-19 situation has created this pause, where we could say as board members, and community members involved in the arts, ‘What matters to us? What do we look like as artists? Who is emerging? What are some young...